Lake Bluff

The striking architectural style of this incredible stucco home was inspired by the works of McKim, Mead, and White. The prominent east coast architectural firm was one of the most successful and influential American architectural firms during the turn of the twentieth century. This outstanding home was exquisitely constructed with timeless architectural detailing on all three levels. Thoughtfully designed, the versatile floor plan can easily be adapted for any lifestyle. The high-end features and amenities are enriched by the intrinsic quality of construction.

The home is designed to complement the ravine setting and create a harmony between the interior detailing and outside landscape. The rich Alder millwork flows seamlessly through the home adding natural warmth to the rooms and complements the hand hewn walnut floors. Recessed lighting and sconces accent the architecture and produce special visual effects. Graciously sized rooms are well suited for entertaining, while offering wonderfully intimate spaces. The dynamic great room is the heart of the home, featuring walls of windows that frame the ravine, a dramatic split-face granite fireplace, and a soaring loft ceiling with sweeping crossbeams.

While the home exudes old world craftsmanship at its best, no modern amenity is overlooked. The unsurpassed gourmet kitchen blends efficiency and beauty with custom Burmeister cherry cabinetry, a one-of-a-kind copper hood, and granite countertops. The upscale stainless steel appliances include double ovens, a warming drawer, two dishwashers, a large refrigerator and freezer, plus a second refrigerator and freezer in the nearby utility room.

The expansive butler’s pantry makes entertaining easy with extensive storage and access to both the great room and the stately dining room. Adjacent to the kitchen, the breakfast room has a cozy fireplace and opens to the bluestone patios. An octagonal solarium takes full advantage of the backyard views. Additionally, there is a wonderful mudroom area off of the kitchen with a built-in planning desk, private cubbies, extensive closet space, a second powder bathroom, and a spacious laundry room that even has a dog shower. The first floor master suite surpasses the need for private relaxation. The suite has his-and-hers walk-in closets and a fireplace that is accented with reclaimed art deco tile.

The master bathroom has double Burmeister vanities and an elegant steam shower. The master suite has a unique way to enjoy the ravine, through an expansive three season porch. The porch extends to the great room and the library with a fireplace and custom built-in cabinetry. The second floor has four family bedrooms with individual walk-in closets and two Jack-and-Jill bathrooms. The large loft spaces are poised to capture the drama of the great room. One large loft space is ideal for study or relaxation with a built-in double desk and wall of windows. A convenient second laundry room and additional storage rooms complete the second floor.

The walkout lower level is a compliment to this well planned home. It expands the opportunities for family enjoyment and has great entertaining possibilities. The elegant county club style bar with a fireplace is well proportioned and has direct walk-out access to a large bluestone patio surrounded by walled gardens with the ravine canopy overhead. Additionally, the lower level has a large recreation/media room, 6th bedroom, full bathroom, a private office with a fireplace, and storage spaces.

145 East Moffett Road.

Type: Home
Status: Sold
Price: $1,995,000
Neighborhood: Lake Bluff
City: Lake Bluff
State: Illinois
Zip: 60044
Country: US
Lot Size: 1.75 acres
Year Built: 2002
Square Feet: 6735
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 1/2
Floors: 2
Garage Size: Triple